Kaleva Lions – Lions Tale September/October 2007 14361 – Nine Mile Rd. Kaleva, MI 49645 · (231) 362-3174 President: Lion Margaret Fredricks Editor: Lion Carl Hawkins Pancake Breakfast every Sunday 8 till 12. Pasties Thursday 8 till 12 at Den or call (231) 362-3174 The Kaleva Lions Club has been asked to host the Manistee County Lions Christmas Party. It will be held on December 8th at Norman Township Community Center. Please mark your calendars now. Again we want to support Toys for Tots with an unwrapped toy, more information will be available soon. Kaleva Days was beautiful and I want to thank all the Lions for there hard work. Lion Ken Kuuttila chaired the raffle and the final count is not in yet. Lion Kens wife Ellen chaired the Silent Auction, which took in about $430.00. Pasty Dinner at park took in gross receipts of over $1,000.00. Buffet Breakfast sponsored by Osborn’s Sports Shop took in gross receipts of $568.00 and a check from Osborn’s for $500.00. Lion Brian Haenlein chaired The Motorcycle Poker Run for Campaign Sight First II; proceeds of $480.00 will help us meet our Campaign Sight First II goals. The Kaleva Loins have now taken in over $5,000.00 from personal gifts and fund raisers. We are close to fully funding our goal. Welcome new members Claudia Hartsell and Char Zunker, they will be sworn in at future meetings. ***LOOKING AHEAD*** October 2007 November 2007 1 Regular Meeting - @ Lenz Countryside 6:29pm 1 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 4 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 4 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #2 7 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #2 5 Regular Meeting - @ Den Audrey & Jo Jo 6:29pm 11 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 8 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 14 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #3 11 Pancake Breakfast - Crew #3 15 Regular Meeting -45th Anniversary Meeting 15 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon @ Norman Township Community Center 6:29pm 18 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #4 18 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 19 Regular Meeting - @ Shawn’s 6:29pm 21 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #4 22 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 25 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 25 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #1 28 Pancake Breakfast - 8:00am - Noon Crew #1 26 Board of Directors @ Kaleva Lions Den 7pm 29 Board of Directors @ Kaleva Lions Den 7pm 29 Pastie Sales @ Kaleva Lions Den 8:00am - Noon 30 Dance at Wellston for 5th and 6th graders 31 Happy Halloween to everyone Regular Meeting—August 6th, 2007 The meeting was opened by singing the first verse of "My Lion Glen reports that funds on hand are $2,684.14 with Country Tis of Thee,'' and reciting the Pledge of about $1,000 in bills to pay. He also lost sunglasses and Allegiance. Guest Pam Long and Charlene Zunker were would appreciate any information on finding them. introduced. A delicious meal was served at Shawn's and was enjoyed. Sandy Harris has donated a beautiful quit for the Lions raffle. The minutes of the July 16, 2007 Regular Meeting were accepted as presented. We still have lots of Kaleva Day tickets to sell, contact Lion Ken if you need more. Correspondence, Thanks you from Sight First II, Onekama and Copemish Parade invites. Drivers for parades sign up Bring in your silent auctions items to Lions Den and leave with Lion Carl. on front table. Kaleva Days to be discussed at board meeting. Lion Frank asked everyone who fries eggs to hand clean pan, which will keep them nice. Computer equipment has been donated to club from Lion Peggy and Mrs. Smith and being checked out if it can be Lion Karen is making up beautiful shirts with the Lions useful. logo contact her for yours. Charlene Zunker gave a request for Lisa Parker who will Silent Auction items coming in, please bring your in to need a wheelchair ramp. Lion Carl will follow up. front table in Lions Den. Lion Ken gave his life story and picked Lion Art to share Lions Kaleva Days tickets are selling slowly please sell his at next meeting. yours and get more. Lion Karen Bingman won 50/50 raffle, Lion Bill Edwards is Kaleva Days work schedule was made and workers have Lion of the month for August. signed up. If you haven’t yet please done, contact Lion Carl for sign up. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 We will have two pasty days this week to get ready for Regular Meeting—August 20th 2007 Kaleva Days. Thank you crew. The meeting was opened by singing the first verse of "My Country Tis of Thee," and reciting the Pledge of Lion Frank Hall is recovering from heart attack and Lion Allegiance. Guess Pastor Diane Baris and Pam Long were Ken will order supplies, Lion John is leading pancake introduced. A delicious meal, served by Bethany Lutheran crew and Lion Audrey will help make pasty doe. Church Ladies was enjoyed. Lion Brian running a Motorcycle Poker Run to support The minutes of August 6 2007 Regular Meeting were Campaign Sight First II. accepted as presented. Kaleva Day work schedule was up dated. Lion John Lion Brian Haenlein volunteered to be the Tail twister. offered to drive his truck in parade. Thanks. The 50/50 raffle was won by Guest Pastor Diane Baris and Lion Margaret read Thank You letters from Lion of donated back to club; Lion of the Month for September is Michigan Foundation, Munson Speech and Hearing, and Lion Burt Clements. Bottle House. Lion Margaret also read invitations to Brethren Days Parade and Manistee Historical Museum The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM Open House. BOARD MEETING—August 27th, 2007 SVOSH student volunteers from Ferris State University asked for help with trip to get eye care where there is a Board minutes from July 30, 2007 were accepted as need. It will be discussed at the board meeting. presented Name badges were discussed and spelling check Lion Lion Carl will drive in Brethren Days Parade Sunday at Carl to order. 4:00 Lion Ron Cole did checking on catering prices and has SVOSH program was discussed and we will not support hall set for Charter Night. Lion Carl and King Lion them at this time, we have committed to "Campaign Sight Margaret will make catering plans. Thank you Lion Ron. First II" which covers the same kind of services. Congratulations to Lion John and Joy Urka who are Salvation Army request money, we decline until our celebrating 50 years of marriage. scheduled Christmas Donation. Lion Tom gave an update on district cabinet meeting. Lion Brian's Poker Run for "Campaign Sight First II," Redistricting plans are in the works, but no changes here. received $480.00, Lisa Parker had winning hand. Thank Lion Tom also has state and district pins for sale at $2.00. You. Lions breakfast and pasty to be given to Steve that helped and had second winning hand. Lion Tom to be going to USA/Canada Leadership forum. Lion Ken ran Kaleva Lions Raffle, which took in $1,220.00 Kaleva Lion donated $200.00 to Kaleva Days, will also plus other moneys deposited earlier. Thank You. Also provide free meals for the bands. thanks to all Lions for selling the tickets. Ticket winners are 1st place Lion Glenn Lottie $400.00, 2nd place Tim Makinen $200.00, 3rd place Matt Martin$100.00, 4th place Gwen Smith $50.00, 5th place John Hilt, Quilt made by Manistee Lions Club. There may be help from the Lions of Sandy Harris Michigan Service Foundation, Lutheran Church and Reps Lions Buffet Breakfast took in $568.00 Thank You Crew 4 for Ramps. and those who stepped up and helped. Also Thank You Lion Audrey And JoJo for the biscuits and gravy. Ellen Budget Committee needs to get started soon. Kuuttila ran Lions Silent Auction with help from Bev Johnson, Arlene Goss and others. Thank You. The Lion Ken has cleaned out dishwasher drain, please watch auction took in $430.00. putting small knives in washer, that’s what was stuck in drain. All very small items must be hand washed and Lion Frank is home and doing ok; it will be weeks before dried. he will be up to coming back. Lion Ken will do ordering, Lion John Johnson will lead breakfast crew, Lion Audrey Kaleva Days income estimated as $480.00 from poker run, will help make dough balls Thank You. $568.00 from buffet breakfast, $430.00 from silent auction, 45th Charter Night will be held at Wellston Community and $1,220.00 plus, in ticket gross receipts. Sunday Center, catered by Kaleva\par Tavern price to be around breakfast collected $1,068.00, which includes $500.00 from $10.00, Guest to be invited are VDG. Larry Morlock and Osborn Sports Shop sponsoring Kaleva Days Buffet Gale, Sandy Harris, Marie Hilliard, Char Zunker and the Breakfast. Will discuss award at board meeting. Brandenburg’s. Lion Mathew is making jellies late at night and donated a County Wide Christmas Party was discussed, we may case to silent auction. He also brought in samples to try want to have our members cater it and hire servers and and jellies to sell. clean up crew. It was decided that Toys For Tots will be our charity and a ten-dollar gift or donation will be Lion Art Hulkonen gave a wonderful life story of success required. Also invitation to Timothy Dean in Kaleva. From chicken farmer to elevator business and on going Christmas tree farm. Lion John Makinen will do banking while Lion Ray is on Lion Art selected Lion Bill Allen to tell life story next vacation. meeting. Application for membership was voted on Welcome Lion Burt Clements and Ruth are celebrating their Claudia Hartsell to the Kaleva Lions Club. wedding anniversary today. Lion Fred won 50/50, donated part back to the club, the $50.00 will be donated to Tisha Holtrey for Wellston meeting adjourned at 7:30 Halloween Dance. REGULAR MEETING—September 17th, 2007 REGULAR MEETING—September 4th, 2007 The meeting was opened by singing the first verse of "My The meeting was opened by singing the first verse of "My Country Tis Of Thee" and reciting the Pledge of Country Tis Of Thee" and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Guest Pam Long, Char Zunker, Robin Tatreau, Allegiance. Guest Pam Long was introduced. and Claudia Hartsell were introduced. A delicious meal, A delicious meal, served by VFW Ladies auxiliary was served by Brethren Historical Society was enjoyed. enjoyed. The minutes of Sep. 4, 2007 Regular Meeting were not The minutes of August 20, 2007 Regular Meeting were presented. accepted as presented. Fall Road Clean-up will be held Thursday at 8 A.M., after pasties. Lion Bill Allen volunteered to be the Tail twister. Thanks. Preliminary head count for Anniversary Dinner 26 plus King Lion Margaret thanked Lion Marie for filling in for invites. Lion Ray. Also thanks to all Lion that made Kaleva Days so wonderful and worked so hard. Head count for PDG Lynnwood Mast Appreciation Dinner, Oct. 6, 2007, is 6 members. No correspondence. Donation Cards for Campaign Sight First II was discussed, Handicap Ramp for Lisa Parker will be headed up by PDG Lion Carl will follow up. Harry Johnson and Baldwin Lions, with help from New Member Name Tags are here; pick yours up at front Discussed getting something in Lions Pride. Lion Tom table. will follow up. Lion Tom reviewed his experience at the USA/Canada Manistee Area Lions Christmas Party, Lion (MA) Audrey to Leadership Forum. He personally met with International chair. Many others have offered to help. Lion Ron to Directors. Tom is proud to have represented Kaleva Lions receive $40.00 for staying and moping up after the next Club. two events at The Norman Township Community Center. Thanks for the other times Lion Ron. Clean up and mopping at The Norman Township Community Center was discussed, the board will follow Lions Pete, Andy, and Don asked to be dropped from club. up. Thank You Lion Ron Cole and others who take on this Will be done. kind of service and leadership. Lion Carl to write letters to Lions behind on their dues. Welcome Lion Claudia Hartsell inducted tonight. Lion Tom has information on Fall Conference on Sept. 29, see him if you would like to know more. Lion Bill Allen to present life story next meeting. Lion Tom Silverthorn won 50/50; Lion Bill Edwards is Lion of the month for Oct. BOARD MEETING—September 24th, 2007 Board minutes from Aug. 27, 2007 were accepted as presented. Charlene Zunker approved as our new Lion. Welcome Char to the Kaleva Lions Club. King Lion Margaret asked if M-reports and dues are up to date. Yes to both questions. Call from Wayne McKay, Manistee Intermediate School District, in regards of blind student from Brethren, Heather Farley; needs with a need of a computer reader. Waiting on more information. Lion Harry Johnson asking for information on building ramp for Lisa Parker. Lion Tom to follow up. Request for help to travel to Hollywood to model/talent contest, from Tiffany Capps, Lion Carl will call the high school to see if its school related. USA/Canada Leadership Forum 2008 Application was discussed. Lions Leadership Institute at Higgins Lake Application was discussed. Donation forms for Campaign Sight First II was discussed Lion Carl to follow up. Many Lions have donated. If you have not, please do so. Were in last six months of this campaign. $100.00 for 1/4 page ad in Midwest Eye Bank 50th Anniversary Celebration.